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Wordsmith for Excel turns your charts into reports on-the-fly

You might not have heard of Automated Insights before, but chances are you’ve probably seen what its software can do.<p>The company has developed Wordsmith, which is essentially AI that can write human-sounding reports from raw numerical data, such as financial reports and sales forecasts. It’s …

Analytics

The Hatch Notebook is an Ingenious New Brainstorming Tool for Design Entrepreneurs

When it comes to starting a side project (or a “project” project), ironing out early ideas and evaluating them ahead of time – rather than just …

Entrepreneurship

Ideo’s CEO On How To Lead An Organization Creatively

Creative leadership is the only way for businesses to thrive in the face of rapid change, Tim Brown argues. Here’s how to master it.<p>It comes as no surprise that Tim Brown, CEO of the design consultancy Ideo, believes that all organizations should be run creatively. This philosophy has brought Ideo …

Team Building

Big data project reveals the worst place to be poor in the US

The richest men in the US now outlive the poorest by a whopping 15 years, according to a new big data project from Harvard University, representing the same difference in life expectancy with people living in war-torn Africa.<p>The Health Inequality Project analyzed 1.4 billion federal tax records on …

Dive Into Public Records With Data Visualization Website

Just because data is public doesn’t mean it’s actually easy to access for the common citizen. Sure, you could search through spreadsheets of census …

Washington State

The Power And Problem Of Grit

Before she was a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Angela Duckworth was a middle school math teacher. As a rookie teacher, she was surprised when she calculated grades. Some of her sharpest students weren't doing so well, while others who struggled through each lesson were getting A's.<p>…

Pete Carroll

This app is a life coach what won't cost you hundreds of dollars

Personal development is something everyone strives for in one way or another. Remente is a new app for iOS and Android that aims to help everyone with their development.<p>Using a combination of brain training and psychology, the aim is to help everyone improve their overall lifestyle, whether it’s …

7 Splendid New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p><b>Cubetto – Hands on coding for ages 3 and up</b> <br>So kids can learn programming concepts without staring at a screen.<p><b>Tovala: The</b> …

Traditional vs Collaborative Leaders Infographic

<b>Traditional vs Collaborative Leaders Infographic</b>The workplace is changing. Leadership is changing. The future is collaborative leaders.Collaborative …

Top 4 Practices of Disciple-Making Churches

<i>Editor’s Note: Willow Creek Community Church conducted the REVEAL study to help measure spiritual growth in churches today.</i> MOVE: What 1,000 Churches …

This company retains 95% of its employees — here's its secret

The beginning, that is, of a now decade-long relationship that has taken him from intern to COO. He's been with the company since it was venture-backed and deep in the red through to its victorious 2014 acquisition by online security firm AVG. During years both lean and fat, he's been a part of …

FileMaker launches SDK for building native iOS apps

Apple subsidiary FileMaker on Tuesday announced the FileMaker iOS App SDK, a set of coding tools that offer developers the means to build native …

Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

One of my favorite quotes is, <b>"If something is important to you, you'll find a way. If it's not, you'll find an excuse."</b> I get it you're busy, we're all busy. But think about it, if something really is important to you then you find time to make it happen. Running a marathon was important to me, so …

'Last Man Standing:' The One Powerful Line that Shuts Up a Liberal Atheist

What’s with shows actually portraying Christians in a positive light this week? After NBC's <i>You, Me and the Apocalypse</i> had a Catholic priest …

Faith

Design Inspiration: Data & Dashboard UI Design

The increasing popularity of wearable technology like the Apple Watch, and activity trackers, think Fitbit and UP by Jawbone, has us thinking about …

Data Visualization

You Can Make Dinner For A Week With $25

This goes out to all the broke, hungry college kids out there.<p>We college kids seriously don't have the time (or the money) to splurge on expensive meals. Luckily for y'all, we've created a recipe series that is fast, easy, and cheap, and it takes the guesswork out of cooking to give you a week's …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

Here's Why the 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a …

Time Management

Sharpen Your Excel Skills With PivotTable Pro Course

Recommended for You<p><i>Business 2 Community aims to provide a balanced view of the current business landscape based on industry news and trends, as well</i> …

How to Make Quick and Easy Thai-Style Beef With Basil and Chilies

<i>Phat ka-phrao</i> is a ubiquitous street dish in Thailand, where cooks wielding woks will rapidly stir-fry sliced or minced meat flavored with garlic, shallots, fish sauce, and fiery Thai bird chilies, finish it off with a big handful of holy basil, and serve it with rice and perhaps a fried egg on …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

Give Me Sex Jesus: young evangelicals' struggles with sex and church teaching

The documentary, which begins streaming on Vimeo on Thursday, casts a critical eye on the purity culture within evangelical Christianity<p>“Whatever it is, don’t let me die before I have sex” is a prayer that at first, sounds like a punchline. But for the young evangelicals portrayed in the new …

Streaming

A Transforming Design For The New Bauahaus Museum

This concept for Dessau’s new Bauhaus museum features rotating sections that transform the space into a movie theater, concert hall, and more.<p>Although Walter Gropius’s famous “School of Building” was started in Weimar in 1919, it wasn’t until the Bauhaus moved to its second home in Dessau, Germany, …

Bauhaus

I Terminated My Much-Wanted Pregnancy

When we were told that the baby I was carrying had a rare, fatal genetic disorder, I didn’t know if I could continue living.<p>It’s considered a rite of passage for anyone who rides a bike in the Bay Area: At some point, your wheels will be stolen. Mine were nabbed near downtown, right outside a …

4 Ways to Find (and Keep) the Best Teachers

When it comes to school reform, we often think of getting rid of bad teachers. However, an issue that is possibly more pressing is hiring, training, …

Design Needs to Rid Itself of the "Obsession of the New" - Metropolis

In a manifesto timed to Salone del Mobile in Milan, designer Hella Jongerius and theorist Louise Schouwenberg set a new course for 21st-century …

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

The Lion Awakes: Ugandan Millionaire Ashish Thakkar Tells Story Of African Renaissance In New Book

Ashish J. Thakkar is the 34-year-old Executive Chairman and Founder of Mara Sokoni, a visionary entrepreneur, genocide survivor, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. In his book The Lion Awakes: Adventures in Africa’s Economic Miracle (Palgrave; August 25, 2015), Ashish gives readers an …

Beyond Omnichannel: Digitally Enhanced Stores? You Had Me At 'Mood Analytics'

Here’s a surprising stat about ecommerce that may cause you to do a double take; 95% of all retail purchases worldwide are still made in-store. So much for the technological singularity ‘eh!<p>Joking aside this tells us one of two things; either ecommerce is still in its infancy and as it continues to …